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Thursday, January 21, 2021

LATEST POSITION | 8 June, 2019

Bharat was off to a flying start on Eid (Wednesday, June 5) and althou­gh collections in the morning shows were not great at many places, they became solid from 12 noon. The film managed a net total of Rs. 42.30 crore on the first day, which is the highest for a Salman Khan starrer. Collections dropped by 30% on the second day – despite Baasi Eid – because of generally negative reviews and reports. The second day closed at Rs. 29 crore. The question on everyone’s lips in the trade is whether the film is another Tubelight – the answer to which is ‘No’. The other question is whether the film will join the 200-crore club, to which the ans­wer is ‘It will not’.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix (dubbed) and the original of the same name didn’t open too strong. It netted Rs. 3 crore on Wednesday (June 5) and collected Rs. 2 crore on the second day.

Nakkash was rejected by the pay­ing public in the first week.

Naughty Gang could not do any­thing exciting in 1st week.

Godzilla II – King Of The Mons­ters (dubbed) and the English original of the same name collected Rs. 2.35 crore on the first day (Thursday). Coll­ections increased to Rs. 3.10 crore on Friday, further increased to Rs. 4.45 crore on Saturday, and increased even further to Rs. 5.20 crore on Sunday. In this way, it netted Rs. 15.10 crore in the 4-day weekend. Collections on the first two days of the weekdays were good but once Bharat opened on Wednesday, the drop was perceptible. It collected Rs. 1.80 crore on Monday, Rs. 1.85 crore on Tuesday, Rs. 0.80 crore on Wednesday, and Rs. 0.60 crore on Thursday. Its total for the weekdays was Rs. 5.05 crore. The total for the 8-day week was Rs. 20.15 crore.

PM Narendra Modi collected Rs. 1.05 crore on the first day of the sec­ond weekend, Rs. 1.50 crore on the second day, and Rs. 2.25 crore on the third day. After a second weekend total of Rs. 4.80 crore, collections were mediocre on Monday (Rs. 0.75 crore) and Tuesday (Rs. 0.80 crore) but they came crashing down on Wednesday (Rs. 0.20 crore) and Thursday (Rs. 0.15 crore). In other words, it netted Rs. 1.90 crore during the weekdays, taking the second week’s total to Rs. 6.70 crore. The grand total for 2 weeks is Rs. 23.35 crore.

India’s Most Wanted crashed in the second week everywhere.

Aladdin (dubbed) and the English original of the same name dropped a little more than 50% in 2nd week. It collected Rs. 2 crore on the first day of the second weekend, Rs. 3.15 crore on Saturday, and Rs. 3.80 crore on Sunday. After a second weekend total of Rs. 8.95 crore, the collections dur­ing the weekdays were also quite good: Monday – Rs. 1.50 crore, Tues­day – Rs. 1.70 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 1 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.70 crore. It, therefore, added Rs. 4.90 crore to its kitty during the weekdays. Its total for the second week was, therefore, Rs. 13.85 crore. Total for 2 weeks: Rs. 44 crore.

De De Pyaar De fell 50% in the third week, collecting Rs. 11.30 crore. It netted Rs. 1.75 crore on day 1 of the third weekend, Rs. 2.50 crore on Sat­urday, and Rs. 3.40 crore on Sunday. In other words, it collected Rs. 7.65 crore in the third weekend. Collections during weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 1.35 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 1.35 crore, Wednesday (thanks to opposition of new release Bharat) – Rs. 0.50 crore, Thursday – Rs.  0.45 crore. By adding Rs. 3.65 crore during the weekdays, it took its third week’s total to Rs. 11.30 crore. Grand total for 3 weeks: Rs. 88.20 crore.

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Babo (Marathi) failed to make its mark in 1st week in Bombay, Thane district and the rest of Maharashtra.

Koyta Ek Sangharsh (Marathi) faced rejection in the first week in Bombay and other centres of Maha­rashtra.

LATEST POSITION | 21 September, 2019

None of the films released this week took any kind of mentionable opening. The weekend will, therefore, belong to DREAM GIRL and CHHICHHORE.

Dream Girl did extraordinarily well in the first week. It was off to a flying start with a net collection of Rs. 10.05 crore on the first day. Collections picked up by 60% on Saturday (Rs. 16.42 crore) and further to Rs. 18.10 crore on Sunday. In this way, it netted Rs. 44.57 crore in the first weekend. The comedy film’s performance during the weekdays was also phenomenal. It collected Rs. 7.43 crore on Monday, Rs. 7.40 crore on Tuesday, Rs. 6.75 crore on Wednesday, and Rs. 6.05 crore on Thursday. By netting Rs. 27.63 crore in the weekdays, it took its first week’s total to an exceptional Rs. 72.20 crore. The film will easily join the Rs. 100-crore club in its second week. It fared well abroad too. Released in 480 screens Overseas, it grossed US $1.7 million in the opening weekend. It stood at no. 1 in the UAE, no. 6 in New Zealand-Fiji, no. 8 in Australia, and no. 11 in the UK as well as in Canada.

Section 375 started slow but picked up in the weekend, and remained steady during the weekdays – all thanks to favourable mouth publicity. It netted Rs. 1 crore on the first day. Collections doubled on Saturday which, therefore, closed at Rs. 2 crore. It netted Rs. 2.35 crore on Sunday, taking the first weekend’s total to Rs. 5.35 crore. Collections on the weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 0.75 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 0.85 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 0.80 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.75 crore. In this way, it netted Rs. 3.15 crore in the weekdays. Its total for the first week was Rs. 8.50 crore.

Baadshah Pehlwaan (dubbed) failed to perform in 1st week. The original Kannada version did well but it did not live up to the expectations.

Chhichhore marched forward victoriously in its 2nd week too, joining the Rs. 100-crore club on the 13th day. It netted Rs. 5.25 crore on the first day of the second weekend. Collections took a big jump on Saturday (Rs. 9 crore). The Sunday figure was Rs. 10.25 crore. After a second weekend total of Rs. 24.50 crore, it collected well in the weekdays, too: Monday – Rs. 4 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 3.90 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 3.60 crore, Thursday – Rs. 3.25 crore. In this way, the film netted Rs. 14.75 crore in the weekdays. Hence, its total for the second week was Rs. 39.25 crore. Grand total for 2 weeks: Rs. 106.25 crore.

Saaho added Rs. 2.80 crore to its kitty in the third weekend, and Rs. 1.45 crore in the weekdays. By netting Rs. 4.25 crore in the third week, it took its grand total for 3 weeks to Rs. 142.55 crore.

Mission Mangal added Rs. 1.75 crore to its kitty in the fifth week. Grand total for 5 weeks: Rs. 201.91 crore.

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VIP Gadhav (Marathi) fared poorly in 1st week in Bombay, Thane district and other stations of Maharashtra.

LATEST POSITION | 6 April, 2019


Junglee did fair business in the first week but not enough to emerge an earning proposal. The second week’s collections will determine whether the film will break even but it does look difficult. The film started with a take of Rs. 3.35 crore on Friday. Collections increased by around 35% on Saturday which closed at Rs. 4.45 crore. The jump in collections on Sunday was around 35% over the Saturday collections. The third day, therefore, closed at Rs. 6.05 crore, taking the first weekend’s total to Rs. 13.85 crore. Collections on the weekdays were: Monday – Rs. 2.40 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 1.90 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 1.55 crore, Thursday – Rs. 1.50 crore. With a total of Rs. 7.35 crore for the weekdays, the first week’s total went up to Rs. 21.20 crore. The film needs to collect around Rs. 20 crore more to break even.

Notebook has proved to be a disaster. It opened extremely slow, picked up during the weekend but did nothing substantial. It fared poorly during the weekdays. It opened with a collection of Rs. 0.50 crore. Collections on Saturday and Sunday were Rs. 0.75 crore and Rs. 1 crore respectively. In this way, the first weekend closed at Rs. 2.25 crore. Collections during the weekdays were: Monday – Rs. 0.42 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 0.37 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 0.34 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.32 crore. By adding Rs. 1.45 crore to the kitty during the weekdays, the film took its first week’s total to only Rs. 3.70 crore.

Gone Kesh turned out to be a gone case at the box-office. Its collections in the first week were miserable.

Ram Ki Janmabhoomi turned out to be a disaster at the ticket windows in 1st week.

Railway Raju was a flop show in the first week in Bombay.

LATEST POSITION | 6 July, 2019

Spider-Man: Far From Home (dubbed) and the English original of the same name as well as the Tamil and Telugu dubbed versions opened on Thursday and netted Rs. 10 crore on the first day.

Spider-Man: Far From Home (dubbed) and the English original of the same name as well as the Tamil and Telugu dubbed versions opened on Thursday and netted Rs. 10 crore on the first day.

Article 15 did very well in the first week. It netted Rs. 5.02 crore on the first day. Collections jumped to Rs. 7.25 crore on Saturday. The increase on Sunday was not much as the film collected Rs. 7.77 crore. In this way, it netted Rs. 20.04 crore in the first weekend. Collections during the weekdays were also good: Monday – Rs. 3.97 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 3.67 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 3.48 crore, Thurs­day – Rs. 3 crore. In other words, the film collected Rs. 14.12 crore in the weekdays. The first week’s total was an impressive Rs. 34.16 crore.

Noblemenwas a non-starter in the first week.

Maari 2 (dubbed) fared poorly in 1st week.

Annabelle Comes Home (dub­bed) and the English original of the same name, which opened on Thurs­day, did fairly well in the first six days but collections dropped quite a bit as the 8-day week came to a close. It netted Rs. 3.25 crore on the first day (Thursday). Collections showed a rise on Friday (Rs. 4 crore) and Saturday (Rs. 5.60 crore). The figure for Sunday was Rs. 5.10 crore. The first weekend, therefore, closed at Rs. 17.95 crore. Collections during the weekdays were: Monday – Rs. 2.30 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 2 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 1.90 crore, Thursday – Rs. 1.10 crore. By adding Rs. 7.30 crore to its kitty in the weekdays, the film took its total for the first week to Rs. 25.25 crore.

Kabir Singh continued its sweep in the second week too and joined the Rs. 200-crore club on day 13. It collected a fantastic Rs. 12.21 crore on the first day of the second week­end. Collections shot up to Rs. 17.10 crore on Saturday, and to Rs. 17.84 crore on Sunday. Hence, the total for the second weekend was a phenomenal Rs. 47.15 crore. Collections on the weekdays were also excellent: Monday – Rs. 9.07 crore. Tuesday – Rs. 8.31 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 7.53 crore, Thursday – Rs. 6.72 crore. In other words, it added Rs. 31.63 crore in the weekdays and took its 2nd week’s total to Rs. 78.78 crore. Its grand total for 2 weeks was Rs. 213.20 crore.

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Takatak(Marathi) did phenomenally well in the first week in Bombay, Thane district and the rest of Maha­rashtra. It netted Rs. 3 crore in the first weekend alone!

Miss U Mister (Marathi) fared poorly in 1st week in Bombay, Thane district and other centres of Maharashtra.

Adham (Marathi) could not score in the first week in Bombay, Thane district and other stations of Maha­rashtra.

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Shadaa (Punjabi) continued its stupendous victory march in 2nd week. It added Rs. 8.30 crore in the second week and took its 2-week total to Rs. 25.80 crore.

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Has Jhan Pagli Fas Jabe (Chha­ttis­garhi) has done exceedingly well in 2nd week too.

LATEST POSITION | 26 October, 2019

Laal Kaptaan met with a disastrous fate in the very first week. If its start was poor, its collections thereafter were no better. It opened with a net collection of Rs. 0.50 crore. Collections on Saturday went up only marginally, to Rs. 0.60 crore. The figure for Sunday was the same, Rs. 0.60 crore, which sealed the film’s fate if it was not already sealed. After a weekend total of Rs. 1.70 crore, collections dipped to Rs. 0.23 crore on Monday. Collections on the remaining days of the week were as follows: Tuesday – Rs. 0.18 crore, Wednesday – 0.14 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.11 crore. By adding Rs. 0.66 crore to its kitty in the weekdays, it took its total for the first week to Rs. 2.36 crore only.

Ghost also fared poorly in the first week. It started on a rather dull note by netting Rs. 0.30 crore on Friday. Collections increased by Rs. 10 lakh on Saturday and another Rs. 10 lakh over Saturday’s total, on Sunday. In other words, the film netted Rs. 0.40 crore on Saturday, and Rs. 0.50 crore on Sunday. Hence its total for the first weekend was Rs. 1.20 crore only. The collections for the weekdays were worse: Monday – Rs. 0.20 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 0.16 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 0.11 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.09 crore. In this way, the film collected Rs. 0.56 crore in the weekdays and took its total for the first week to Rs. 1.76 crore.

P Se Pyaar F Se Farraar recorded miserable collections in the first week all over.

Hashtag Yaaram proved to be a disaster in the first week.

Jacqueline I Am Coming proved to be a debacle in the first week.

Junction Varanasi recorded horrendous collections in 1st week.

Life Mein Time Nahi Hai Kisi Ko seemed to prove its title as hardly anyone had the time (and the inclination) to watch it in its first week.

Kirket got out for a duck. It fared very poorly in the first week.

Officer Arjun Singh IPS sank without a trace in its first week.

Love Shots got absolutely no love from the audience in 1st week.

Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil (dubbed) and its English original of the same name did average business in the first week. It collected Rs. 0.70 crore on Friday. Collections almost doubled to Rs. 1.35 crore on Saturday, and went up to Rs. 1.60 crore on Sunday, taking its total for the first weekend to Rs. 3.65 crore. Collections during the weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 0.50 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 0.40 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 0.35 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.35 crore. By netting Rs. 1.60 crore in the weekdays, its total for the first week went up to Rs. 5.25 crore.

The Sky Is Pink faced a fall of more than 70% in 2nd week. It started the second weekend by collecting Rs. 0.70 crore on Friday. Collections on Saturday and Sunday were Rs. 1.15 crore and Rs. 1.40 crore respectively so that the second weekend’s total went up to Rs. 3.25 crore. Collections during the weekdays were: Monday – Rs. 0.55 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 0.42 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 0.38 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.30 crore. By netting Rs. 1.65 crore in the weekdays, the second week’s total went up to Rs. 4.90 crore. Grand total for 2 weeks: Rs. 20.15 crore.

War collected Rs. 21.35 crore in the third week. The third weekend started with a take of Rs. 3.05 crore (for the Hindi and dubbed versions combined). Collections increased to Rs. 4.70 crore on Saturday, and even more, to Rs. 6 crore on Sunday. In this way, the film netted Rs. 13.75 crore in the third weekend. Collections for the weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 2.25 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 1.95 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 1.80 crore, Thursday – Rs. 1.60 crore. By adding Rs. 7.60 crore to its kitty in the weekdays, it took its third week’s total to Rs. 21.35 crore. The break-up: Hindi version – Rs. 19.85 crore, dubbed Tamil and Telugu versions – Rs. 1.50 crore. Grand total for 3 weeks: Rs. 309.35 crore. Breakup: Hindi version – Rs. 295 crore, dubbed versions – Rs. 14.35 crore. This is the third YRF film to cross the Rs. 300-crore mark, the earlier two being Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai.

Dream Girl collected Rs. 0.95 crore in the sixth weekend, and Rs. 0.65 crore in the weekdays. By adding Rs. 1.60 crore to its kitty in the sixth week, the film took its grand total for 6 weeks to Rs. 140.35 crore.

Chhichhore added Rs. 0.38 crore to its kitty in the seventh weekend, and Rs. 0.22 crore in the weekdays. In other words, its total for 7th week was Rs. 0.60 crore. Grand total for 7 weeks: Rs. 147.61 crore.

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Rom Com (Marathi) failed to make any mark at the box-office in the first week in Bombay, Thane district and other centres of Maharashtra.

LATEST POSITION | 6 September, 2019

Despite mixed reports, more towards the negative side, the Hindi version of Saaho managed a fantastic first week. Yet, its heavy cost may not be recoverable from all the versions put together because the public reports aren’t exciting, and also because collections of the Telugu and other South versions are below the mark after the first weekend. The film, made in Telugu, Hindi and Tamil, and dubbed in Malayalam, has cost more than Rs. 350 crore. Of this, a maximum of around Rs. 150 crore has been/will be recovered from satellite, digital and audio rights, leaving over Rs. 200 crore to be recovered from theatrical sources. The film would need to net around Rs. 425 crore in all the languages put together, to break even. This seems rather difficult. It will, therefore, lose part of the investment. The Hindi version netted a phenomenal Rs. 25 crore on the first day. Collections dropped by Rs. 1 crore on Saturday. After collecting Rs. 24 crore on the second day, the film picked up on Sunday but the jump was not huge enough for the film to run to the winning post. It collected only Rs. 29 crore on Sunday. Had the film been a major hit, it should’ve netted over Rs. 40 crore on Sunday. After a weekend total of Rs. 78 crore, collections on the weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 14.25 crore (due to Ganesh Chaturthi holiday; but the festival adversely affected collections in parts of Maharashtra mainly), Tuesday – Rs. 9.25 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 6.75 crore, Thursday – Rs. 6.75 crore. In this way, the film added Rs. 37 crore in the weekdays. Its total for the first week was a fantastic Rs. 115 crore. Strange as it may sound, collections of the Hindi version (rather than the Telugu version) in the second week will be a pointer to whether the film makes a huge loss or loses moderately.

The Angry Birds Movie 2 (dubbed) and the English original of the same name did not fare too well in the second week.

Mission Mangal netted Rs. 2.20 crore on the first day of the third weekend, Rs. 3.25 crore on the second day, and Rs. 3.64 crore on the third day. In this way, it collected Rs. 9.09 crore in the third weekend. Collections during the weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 2.20 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 1.10 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 1 crore, Thursday – Rs. 1.20 crore. By adding Rs. 5.50 crore to its kitty in the weekdays, it took its total for the third week to Rs. 14.59 crore. Its grand total for 3 weeks was, therefore, Rs. 192.54 crore.

Batla House collected Rs. 0.60 crore on the first day of the third weekend, Rs. 1.10 crore on the second day, and Rs. 1.50 crore on the third day. Hence, its third weekend’s total was Rs. 3.20 crore. Collections during the weekdays: Monday – Rs. 0.85 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 0.43 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 0.40 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.45 crore. It, therefore, netted Rs. 2.13 crore in the weekdays, taking the third week’s total to Rs. 5.33 crore. Grand total for 3 weeks: Rs. 85.68 crore.


LATEST POSITION | 14 December, 2019

Jumanji: The Next Level (dubbed) and the English original of the same name opened in paid previews on Thursday (12th December) and fared well by netting Rs. 1.15 crore on the first day in limited shows.

Panipat has fared miserably in the first week in spite of good reviews by the majority of the reviewers. As predicted, the big-budget period drama found few takers as compared to the investment made in the Arjun Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt starrer. It started slow and although collections picked up during the weekend, the increase in collections was limited because of the poor reports of the film. Collections dropped markedly after the weekend — and this despite the fact that the weekend collections themselves were on the lower side. The film started off with a net total of Rs. 4.15 crore. On Saturday, the total was Rs. 5.75 crore. Collections increased further to Rs. 7.85 crore, taking the first weekend’s total to Rs. 17.75 crore. Collections for the weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 2.60 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 2.25 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 1.70 crore, Thursday – Rs. 1.45 crore. In this way, the film netted Rs. 8 crore in the weekdays. The total for the first week, therefore, was an unimpressive Rs. 25.75 crore only. The film is likely to entail a loss of Rs. 35-crore-plus to the producers/distributors. Its performance abroad was also dismal.

Pati Patni Aur Woh did exceedingly well in the first week all over. It recorded the best opening for Kartik Aaryan so far, by netting Rs. 9.10 crore on the first day. Collections jumped up by 40% on Saturday which closed at Rs. 12.33 crore. The figure for Sunday was even more — Rs. 14.51 crore. In this way, the comedy film collected a total of Rs. 35.94 crore in the first weekend. Collections for the weekdays were also pretty impressive: Monday – Rs. 5.25 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 4.75 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 3.90 crore, Thursday – Rs. 3.65 crore. By netting Rs. 17.55 crore in the weekdays, the film took its first week’s total to Rs. 53.49 crore.

Pahala Pahala Pyar fared miserably in the first week and proved to be a damp squib.

Commando 3 dropped dramatically in 2nd week because of the two major releases. It collected only Rs. 1.70 crore in the second weekend, and an additional Rs. 1.14 crore in the weekdays. By adding Rs. 2.84 crore to its kitty in the second week, it took its grand total for 2 weeks to Rs. 32.06 crore.

Hotel Mumbai (dubbed) and the English version of the same name could collect only Rs. 1.10 crore in the second weekend, and Rs. 0.58 crore in the weekdays. It, therefore, netted Rs. 1.68 crore in 2nd week, taking its total for 2 weeks to Rs. 8.89 crore.

Frozen II (animation, dubbed) and the English original of the same name collected Rs. 0.60 crore on the first day of the third weekend. Collections almost trebled on Saturday (Rs. 1.70 crore) and shot up even more on Sunday (Rs. 2.10 crore). Hence, the film amassed Rs. 4.40 crore in the third weekend. It added Rs. 1.35 crore to its kitty in the weekdays. In this way, its total for 3rd week was Rs. 5.75 crore. Grand total for 3 weeks: Rs. 43.60 crore.

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Vicky Velingkar (Marathi) recorded miserable collections in 1st week in Bombay, Thane district and the rest of Maharashtra.

LATEST POSITION | 18 May, 2019

De De Pyaar De took a lukewarm start on Thursday (paid previews) this week. Collections on Friday started slow but positive mouth publicity help­ed collections increase as the day progressed.

Student Of The Year 2 could not live up to the expectations of the first part, SOTY. Although it did well in the first weekend, collections declined quite a bit on Monday. The onset of Ramzan also adversely affected coll­ections but the main reason were the bad public reports of the film. It coll­ected Rs. 11 crore on Friday, which was less than expected. Collections increased to Rs. 13 crore on Saturday but dropped to Rs. 11.50 crore on Sunday. The elections in North India and the IPL cricket final match on Sunday were also responsible for Sunday’s collections being lower than those on Saturday. The weekend total of Rs. 35.50 crore was not upto the mark but what was more frightening was the poor word of mouth for the film. Collections during the weekdays, as expected, dropped fast. It netted Rs. 5.25 crore on Monday, Rs. 4.85 crore on Tuesday, Rs. 4.30 crore on Wednesday, and Rs. 3.60 crore on Thursday, taking the total for the weekdays to Rs. 18 crore. In this way, the first week closed at Rs. 53.50 crore.

Never Give Up had to give up its battle at the box-office due to poor patronage in the first week.

Chhal fared miserably in 1st week in Bombay.

Chhota Bheem Kung Fu Dhama­ka (animation) did ordinary business in the first week. It netted Rs. 1.77 crore in the weekend, and Rs. 0.83 crore during the weekdays. Its week closed at Rs. 2.60 crore.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu (dubbed) and the English original of the same name did fair business in 1st week. It collected Rs. 1 crore on Friday, Rs. 1.75 crore on Saturday, and Rs. 1.70 crore on Sunday. Its total for the first weekend was Rs. 4.45 crore. Collections on Monday and Tuesday were Rs. 0.80 crore each while on Wednesday and Thursday, they were Rs. 0.70 crore each. By adding Rs. 3 crore to the kitty during the weekdays, it took the first week’s total to Rs. 7.45 crore.

Avengers: Endgame (dubbed) and the English original of the same name continued to score in the third week. It collected Rs. 2.75 crore on Friday. Collections almost doubled on Satur­day which closed at Rs. 5.25 crore. Sunday also ended at Rs. 5.25 crore. The third weekend’s total, therefore, was Rs. 13.25 crore. Collections in the weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 2 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 1.80 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 1.70 crore, Thurs­day – Rs. 1.50 crore. The addition of Rs. 7 crore during the weekdays made the third week’s total go up to Rs. 20.25 crore. The grand total for 3 weeks was a fabulous Rs. 358.60 crore.

The Tashkent Files added Rs. 1.65 crore to its kitty in 5th week. Its total for 5 weeks: Rs. 16.04 crore.

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66 Sadashiv (Marathi) fared poor­ly in 1st week in Bombay, Thane dis­trict and the rest of Maharashtra.

Purushottam (Marathi) also failed in the first week in Bombay, Thane district and other centres of Maharashtra.

Ek Hota Pani (Marathi) went thirsting for the public which didn’t come in decent numbers in the first week in Bombay, Thane district and other sta­tions of Maharashtra.

LATEST POSITION | 4 May, 2019

AVENGERS: ENDGAME has done outstanding business in the first week and is going sensationally strong in its second week too.

Tarpan failed miserably in the first week in Bombay as well as Delhi-U.P.

Avengers: Endgame (dubbed), its English original of the same name and the Tamil dubbed and Telugu dubbed versions did phenomenally well in 1st week, smashing a lot of old records and creating new ones. It netted Rs. 53.60 crore on the opening day, surpassing the first day of Thugs Of Hindostan (Rs. 52.25 crore). It collected Rs. 52.20 crore on Saturday, and Rs.52.85 crore on Sunday, taking the first weekend’s total to Rs. 158.65 crore!! Collections during the weekdays were also sensational: Monday – Rs. 31.05 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 26.10 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 28.50 crore (partial holiday for Labour Day and Maharashtra Day), Thursday – Rs. 16.10 crore. Its total for the weekdays was Rs. 101.75 crore. The grand total for the first week, therefore, was a mind-boggling Rs. 260.40 crore!

Kalank crashed all over in 2nd week. As against Rs. 74.55 crore in the first week (of 9 days), it collected only Rs. 5.28 crore in the second week – a drop of more than 90%!! It collected only Rs. 0.70 crore on the first day of the second weekend owi­ng to the opposition of the newly-rele­ased Avengers: Endgame and also because of its poor public reports. Collections on Saturday and Sunday were Rs. 1.15 crore and Rs. 1.50 crore respectively. It took the second weekend’s total to a dismal Rs. 3.35 crore. Collections during the week­days were as follows: Monday – Rs. 0.50 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 0.45 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 0.63 crore, Thurs­day – Rs. 0.35 crore. It thus added Rs. 1.93 crore to its kitty during the week­days. In this way, its second week’s total was Rs. 5.28 crore. The grand total for 2 weeks was, therefore, only Rs. 79.83 crore.

The Tashkent Files continued to score in the big cities in its third week despite the opposition of Avengers: Endgame. It collected Rs. 0.40 crore on the first day of the third weekend. Collections increased to Rs. 0.65 crore on Saturday, and Rs. 0.90 crore on Sunday. After collecting Rs. 1.95 crore in the third weekend, it collected as follows in the weekdays: Monday – Rs. 0.40 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 0.50 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 0.65 crore, Thurs­day – Rs. 0.40 crore. In other words, its total for the weekdays was the same as in the weekend – Rs. 1.95 crore – which is quite unusual! In this way, the film added Rs. 3.90 crore to its kitty and took its 3-week total to a respec­table Rs. 11.49 crore.

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Kaagar (Marathi) has done reas­onably well in the first week in Bom­bay, Thane district and the rest of Maharashtra.

Basht (Marathi) fared poorly in 1st week in Bombay, Thane district and other centres of Maharashtra.

LATEST POSITION | 29 February, 2020

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan did very well in the first week but collections dropped markedly thereafter, as was expected. There was negative publicity from a larger section of the audience, and a positive word of mouth for the film from a smaller segment of the public, because of which collections came falling down after the excitement to watch a ‘different’ Ayushmann Khurrana starrer died down. The film netted a healthy Rs. 9.25 crore on the opening day. The partial holiday of Maha Shivratri, of course, helped boost collections. There was a jump of around 15% on Saturday which closed at Rs. 10.75 crore. The increase of a mere Rs. 25 lakh on Sunday (Rs. 11 crore) was a giveaway of things to come. After a weekend total of Rs. 31 crore, the film netted as follows during weekdays: Monday – Rs. 3.50 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 3 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 2.65 crore, Thursday – Rs. 2.65 crore. By collecting Rs. 11.80 crore in the weekdays, the film took its total for the first week to Rs. 42.80 crore.

Bhoot Part One – The Haunted Ship did very ordinary in 1st week. It collected only Rs. 5.10 crore on the opening day, and the growth on the next two days was below the mark. The horror drama netted Rs. 5.52 crore on Saturday, and Rs. 5.74 crore on Sunday, taking the first weekend’s total to Rs. 16.36 crore. Collections on the weekdays were very average: Monday – Rs. 2.35 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 2.07 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 1.85 crore, Thursday – Rs. 1.55 crore. By adding Rs. 7.82 crore to its kitty in the weekdays, the film took its total for the first week to Rs. 24.18 crore.

The Hundred Bucks proved disastrous in 1st week.

Khwab Sare Jhootey met with a dismal fate in the first week.

Love Aaj Kal 2020 collected pathetic figures in 2nd week. It netted Rs. 0.45 crore on the first day of the second weekend, Rs. 0.50 crore on Saturday, and Rs. 0.55 crore on Sunday. After a weekend total of Rs. 1.50 crore, it collected Rs. 0.18 crore on each of the four weekdays. By netting Rs. 0.72 crore in the weekdays, it took its total for the second week to only Rs. 2.22 crore. Grand total for 2 weeks: Rs. 34.82 crore.

Malang netted Rs. 2.70 crore in the third weekend, and another Rs. 1.40 crore in the weekdays. By collecting Rs. 4.10 crore in the entire week, it took its 3-week total to Rs. 54.30 crore.

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior collected Rs. 2 crore in its seventh weekend, and Rs. 0.80 crore in the weekdays. By adding Rs. 2.80 crore to its kitty as above in the seventh week, it took its 7-week grand total to Rs. 261.25 crore.

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Bayko Deta Ka Bayko (Marathi) bombed miserably in 1st week in Bombay, Thane district and the rest of Maharashtra.

Tattaad (Marathi) turned out to be a flop in the first week in Bombay, Thane district and other centres of Maharashtra.

Premasathi Anything (Marathi) failed to do anything substantive at the box-office in 1st week in Bombay, Thane district and other stations of Maharashtra.